In this heart-pounding thriller, a correctional officer and an ex-cop are fleeing a hurricane—but their only hope of survival is a maximum-security prison where they face new untold dangers.
Hurricane Anna: a superstorm made up of two Category 5 hurricanes coming together to wreak unprecedented havoc along the eastern seaboard.
When the superstorm hits, the correctional officers at Ravenhill flee, opening all the cell doors and leaving the inmates to fend for themselves as the floodwaters rise. But Jack Constantine, an ex-cop serving ten years for killing one of his wife's murderers, isn't going to just lay down and die. Not when his wife's two remaining killers are among the prisoners relocated to the Glasshouse to ride out the storm.
Meanwhile, Kiera Sawyer, a Correctional Officer on her first day at work is the only officer left behind when the others flee. Sawyer rescues Jack and offers to team up. If they can make it to the Glasshouse they might just survive the hurricane. But that involves making their way through the prison, fighting off eight hundred blood-crazed inmates as the building fills with water and the wall crumble all around them.
Former cop Jack Constantine, the hero of Herron's outstanding debut, is serving time at Ravenhill Correctional Facility outside Miami, Fla., for killing one of the three men who murdered his wife three years earlier. He and his cellmate, Felix, are assigned to a detail to clean out the Glasshouse, a nearby decommissioned military prison, where he runs into an unwelcome person from his past, fellow prisoner Malcolm Kincaid. Four years before, Constantine framed Kincaid for murder out of frustration that Kincaid, a drug dealer with well-connected friends, had previously evaded justice. Before Constantine can process how Kincaid's presence in Ravenhill will change things, a hurricane threatens the area. The corrections officers flee for their own safety, leaving their charges to fend for themselves. Constantine and Felix, aided by a female officer accidentally left behind by her colleagues, embark on a desperate attempt to stay alive in the face of perils from Mother Nature and violent men alike. Herron maintains nail-biting suspense throughout without sacrificing characterization. Readers will eagerly await his next.